Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined by a pattern of abusive behaviors used to establish and maintain power and control over another person. This abuse can affect intimate partners in a current or past relationship as well as family members from different households or those living in the same household.

The violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, financial, or psychological.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, place of residence, or socioeconomic status. It occurs in all communities.

To support those victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, The Tiverton Police Department has partnered with the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol County (WRCNBC) to provide free and confidential advocacy. The Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA), who is employed by WRCNBC through grant funding, offers crisis intervention, support, information and resources according to each person’s individual needs.

The LEA is also available to accompany victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to report crimes at police departments or accompany to the hospital for medical treatment related to crime.

If you would like to confidentially speak with the Law Enforcement Advocate, please contact:


Women’s Resource Center

624 Main St., Warren, RI 02885

Direct: 401-236-8358

WRCNBC Office: 401-846-5263

24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-494-8100



For additional information, programs and resources, including safety planning, you may also visit the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties website at:

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Tiverton Police Department, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton Rhode Island 02878.  

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